Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I Thank You, Lord--By Helen Dowd--Canada

I Thank You, Lord

I thank You, Lord, for common things--fresh air, and waters clean;
For butterflies and flowers bright; for trees and grass so green,
For all the birds and bees and bugs; for worms and wiggly things;
And even for the spider, Lord. What a splendid web she strings!
I thank You for the special things—far more than I could wish—
My husband, friends, a cozy house; my dogs, my cats, my fish.
I’m glad for this great country where I’m free to worship You,
Where everyone is welcome to express his point of view.

I thank You, God for precious things--like happiness and love;
For sending down Your only Son to earth from heaven above.
Christ cancelled out my debt of sin; He settled up the score.
I thank You, Lord, for all these things, and many, many more.

Helen Dowd enjoys spending time at her computer, along side her husband of 56 years, writing poetry, story poems, stories about pets and life in general, as well as inspirational and Bible stories. She has one book published. Her stories and poems have been published in several Anthologies. She is presently a caregiver for her husband and sister, two dogs, four cats and 3 gold fish.


  1. beautiful poem - and I agree with you

  2. Hello Helen...Wonderful poem reminding us of why we gather on this day, & for the greatest gift of all, the Lord Jesus Christ! God bless & have a blessed Thanksgiving Day! ~Chris

  3. It is good to give thanks. That is what the world is so lacking in. How refreshing! Sheri

  4. Dear Helen,

    A beautiful poem showing your faith in God and giving thanks for the many blessings you have in your life and the world around you. An uplifting poem to read today thank you for sharing it with us.


  5. Thank you, Helen, and I thank the Lord, too, for His continued grace, mercy and blessings! Nice poem. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (